Here are some Atomic-y events to keep an eye out for!
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Saturday, April 19
All day. Celebrated Summer Records.
Loaded with special exclusives. More info here.
Saturday, April 19. 10PM. $8.
The Golden West Cafe. 1105 W. 36th St..
Tuesday, April 22. 7-9PM. Free.
Atomic Books. Hampden, Baltimore.
Bestselling author of The Dark Side of Disney, Leonard Kinsey will be appearing at Atomic Books to celebrate the release of his new book, Habst and The Disney Saboteurs with a reading, book signing, and screening of The Bubble, a documentary about the dark side of the Disney-built town of Celebration.
Habst and the Disney Saboteurs tells the tale of Reginald “Habst” Habstermeister: burnout, urban explorer, and loveable loser. Leeching off his oversexed underage girlfriend, and living the life of luxury in her wealthy mother’s mansion, he doesn’t have a care in the world. But when Habst unwittingly becomes the prime suspect in the sabotage of Walt Disney World’s most hated attractions, he has no choice but to enter a seedy web of Darknet intrigue in order to clear his name. One part comedy, one part mystery, and one part sci-fi futurism, Habst and the Disney Saboteurs is easily Kinsey’s most ambitious and exciting book.
The film we'll be screening is The Bubble - A Documentary About Celebration, Florida.
Murder, Sex, Disney. This town has it all. Built on the southern edge of Walt Disney World by the Disney Company in 1994, Celebration, Florida is now home to over 10,000 people attempting to live the perfect life under what they call, 'The Bubble'. For 15 years the peaceful town grew under scrutiny from outsiders and in November of 2010 they had their first murder when a man was beaten with an axe in his own home. In the following investigations, one resident was quoted as saying, 'I never met so many swingers until I moved to Celebration'. Murder. Sex. Disney. This film has it all.
The screening of the film will be followed by the book signing and an announcement of a collaboration between the author and the filmmakers on a new project.
Tuesday, April 29.
7:30PM. Atomic Books.
This year our reading club has selected the theme of TRAVEL. On the last Tuesday of each month, we'll get together to discuss a different book.
This month's selection is Patrick Symmes' CHASING CHE.
Check out our complete schedule for 2014 here.
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Wednesday, April 30. 7-9PM.
The Eightbar. Atomic Books.
To celebrate the release of Wye Oak's new LP, Shriek, we'll have a listening party at Atomic Books' Eightbar where we listen to songs off the new record. We'll also listen to earlier Wye Oak songs as well.
And of course we'll have copies of the LP on sale!
Saturday, May 3
11:00AM. Atomic Books.
Lots of free comics!
The debut of Atomic Books' Mutant #5, featuring comics by: Pat Aulisio, Pat Barrett, Josh Bayer, Haleigh Buck, Josh Burggraf, Mark Burrier, Ben Claassen, Max Clotfelter, JT Dockery, Alex Fine, Kelly Froh, Monica Gallagher, Everett Gee, Jimm Giegerich, Kate Haberer, Katrin Hagen, Jordan Jeffries, Dina Kelberman, Victor Kerlow, James Kochalka, Hawk Krall, Will Laren, Ed Luce, Dana Maier, Melody Often, Cody Pickrodt, David Plunkert, Ansis Purins, Noah Van Sciver, Sam Spina, Otto Splotch, Jamie Vayda, Shannon Wheeler, John Dermot Woods, and J.T. Yost.
Thursday, May 15.
7:00PM. Atomic Books.
Books release party to celebrate the release of 2 new graphic novels. Meet the artists, hear them discuss their work, and have them sign copies!
BOX BROWN'S ANDRE THE GIANT: LIFE AND LEGEND (published by First Second books) draws from historical records about famed wrestler Andre's life as well as a wealth of anecdotes from his colleagues in the wrestling world and his film co-stars to create the first substantive biography of one of the twentieth century's most recognizable figures.
CONOR STECHSCHULTE'S THE AMATEURS (published by Fantagraphics Books) begins when a local medical expert and sheriff are summoned to investigate a strange sighting: a severed human head that still seems to be talking.
Atomic Books' Eightbar.
The show runs in Atomic Books' Eightbar until the end of April.
This is a community style salon style art show featuring pieces of work 5 inches x 7 inches or smaller.
JOHN WATERS' CARSICK
signing & book release party
Thursday, June 12.
7:00PM. Atomic Books.
Meet John Waters as he comes to Atomic to sign copies of his newest book, CARSICK!
Thursday, June 26.
7:00PM. Atomic Books.
Meet author Sean Michaels as he discusses his new novel US CONDUCTORS (Tin House Books). There will also be a theremin demonstration.
Lev Termen, the Russian scientist, inventor, and spy, tells the story of his life to his “one true love,” Clara Rockmore, the finest theremin player in the world. Us Conductors is steeped in beauty, wonder, and looping heartbreak, a sublime debut that inhabits the idea of invention on every level.
June 26-June 28
Johns Hopkins Medical Campus.
With Ellen Forney, James Sturm, Arthur Frank and Carol Tilley.
Sponsored by Atomnic Books.
ATOMIC MUSIC CLUB
The 1st Tuesday of each month.
7:30PM - 10PM. Atomic Books.
3620 Falls Rd.
Check the Atomic Books Music Club Facebook Group for more information.